Winter Storm Watch issued February 27 at 3:00AM PST expiring March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

Winter Storm Watch issued February 27 at 3:00AM PST expiring March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

Areas Affected: Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County; Clear Lake/Southern Lake County; Western Plumas County/Lassen Park; Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County; Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County; Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

A series of cold winter storms will bring periods of heavy snow

and gusty winds to the foothills and mountains of interior NorCal

later this week. Snow may begin as early as Wednesday afternoon

and continue through the weekend. Several feet of snowfall

accumulation is expected in the mountains with up to a foot

possible across some foothill locations. Portions of the northern

Sacramento Valley, including Redding, may see accumulating snow

Thursday night and Friday. Any planning travel across the

foothills or mountains later this week should stay in touch with

the latest forecasts.

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult. Total

snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches above 2000 feet, 2 to 4

feet above 3500 feet with localized amounts greater than 5 feet

possible across the highest terrain.

* WHERE…Foothills and mountains of northern California.

* WHEN…From Wednesday evening through Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are

possible along with areas of blowing snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant

snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor

the latest forecasts.

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